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Updates / additions to the site in 2016

Madras December Music / Dance Season

Current News

December 15, 2016
Ayurvastra - Natural ayurvedic herbal dyed textiles

November 25, 2016
A painting exhibition titled ‘What flows through me, flows through you, too’, by Darshana Bajaj: 1-15 Dec 2016

November 21, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) - Mysore Modernity, Artistic Nationalism and The Art of K Venkatappa by Somberikatte

November 18, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with the Assam State Museum, Guwahati - applications for Two Museum Fellowships

The landscape, the skin and its relation to the colour red forms the core of artist Puneet Kaushik’s solo exhibition Barren Red.

November 13, 2016
DOWN TO EARTH magazine - Now in HINDI also !!

November 4, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts - a Music Researcher
A research project to study the history and current musical practice of the Mir musicians’ community in Rajasthan

October 17, 2016
MK Puri, the renowned artist represented India at the "China Hangzhou G20 International Art Exchange Exhibition from 11th to 16th October 2016 at Hangzhou Qianjiang International Art Museum of China - Hangzhou City.

October 15, 2016
Exhibition of world highest painting in mural style on canvas by Sarans Guruvayoor at ‘Varnonnmeelanam’

October 8, 2016
Music for Vision Concerts to Mark New Phase in Global Campaign to Eradicate Cataract Blindness

September 16, 2016
The Indira Sivasailam Endowment Medal to be conferred on sisters, Ranjani-Gayatri on October 7, 2016

September 9, 2016
Acharyanet - Creativity in Ragas Master Class by Chitravina N Ravikiran

August 16, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts - Applications from Teachers for Arts Education
An extension of your work with Government Schools of Karnataka.

August 15, 2016
Ganeshas and Gowris fashioned by traditional potters at Bimba The Art Ashram.

July 30, 2016
Acharyanet - Thyagaraja's Pancharatnam Lessons Released
Pancharatna Krithis taught by Sangeet Samrat Chitravina N Ravikiran

July 28, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Native Arts Trust, Ooty presents Ooty Film Festival

July 25, 2016
Written by noted environmentalist and Down To Earth Editor Sunita Narain, "Why I Should Be Tolerant" is a quasi-autobiographical book which chronicles the global development discourse from the 20th and 21st centuries.

July 18, 2016
Vriksha Vinyasa, Bimba The Art Ashram

July 8, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts invites Applications from Teachers for Arts Education
An extension of your work with Government Schools of Karnataka

July 4, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is inviting proposals under its Arts Practice programme for the year 2016-2017

May 12, 2016
Fortnightly magazine Down To Earth (DTE)

May 11, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts invited Applications from Artists for Arts Education

May 4, 2016

April 20, 2016
Workshop by Chitravina N Ravikiran organised by Acharyanet and Shri Vani Education Centre covering Purandara Dasa's Grand Dashavatara Ragamalika and Model Alapana & Kalpana Swarams as practical examples in select ragas.

"THANK-YOU DALAI LAMA" - Indian photo journalist Vijay Kranti’s pictorial work of the past four decades.

India Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with the Kerala Museum invites applications for a Museum Fellowship

April 8, 2016
Embroidered Histories by Barbara Karl
Indian Textiles for the Portuguese Market during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

April 7, 2016
SMART - Strategic Management in the Art of Theatre - A capacity building programme for theatre makers

April 1, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with National Museum presents atoot dor - Unbroken Thread : The Banarasi Brocade Sari at Home and in the World, an exhibition curated by Abeer Gupta, Suchitra Balasubrahmanyan & Dr. Anamika Pathak upto to April 25, 2016

March 27, 2016
CCRT's Scholarships scheme For Young artists in different fields

March 25, 2016
eBook - state of india's urban water bodies


March 14, 2016
Every  Saturday  Art  at  6:30 pm- Open to all in “The  Aangana”  Bimba The Art Ashram

March 7, 2016
The Brahan Natyanjali Foundation's consecutive thirteenth year International Dance festival at the World Heritage Monument, Thanjavur Big Temple for seven days from 7 March 2016 to 13 March 2016

February 15, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts in association with Project 88 - Art in Communities

February 10, 2016
India Foundation for the Arts: 20 years of celebrating the arts

January 28, 2016
Padma Awards 2016

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Rangayana, Dharwad presented Grant Showcase with IFA grantees and theatre practitioners Prakash and Rajani Garud and Sharanya Ramprakash on January 30 & 31, 2016 at Dharwad, Karnataka.

CSE - an Organic Farmers’ Market on January 30 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

January 6, 2016
Mylapore Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple 10 day Panguni Festival from March 14 to March 23, 2016.

"Indian Steam Locomotives Out Of Museum" - a solo show of Kishore Pratim Biswas at Lalit Laka Akademy, Delhi from 26th Dec 2015 to 1st Jan 2016.

Snippets section has been moved to
Get to know India
August 1, 2016
International airports in India

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar


August 3, 2016
Temple for Thamizh Thai

Thamizh Thai Vaazhthu

Photo Galleries

April 20, 2016
Photo Festival (Vijay Kranti) on Dalai Lama and Tibetan Civilization held at All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi in April 2016


November 13, 2016
The Tughlaq dynasty
- Padma Mohan Kumar

August 20, 2016
The Khilji Dynasty
- Padma Mohan Kumar

June 17, 2016
Medieval Indian history - the Slave dynasty
- Padma Mohan Kumar

April 2, 2016
Ancient Indian History in a Nutshell
- Padma Mohan Kumar


Sep 2, 2016
Illustrations / Cartoons by K Balaji

Jun 27, 2016
Oil paintings by Sankaranarayanan (added Lord Krishna in Kathakali posture)

Mar 22, 2016
Oil paintings by Sankaranarayanan

Jan 10, 2016
Steam Locomotives by Kishore Pratim Biswas


Mar 8, 2016
Sri Prasanna Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Hari-Hara Kshethram - Devuni Gutta near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Jan 29, 2016
Narasimha temple, Penukonda, Ananthapur District, Andhra Pradesh, South India

Pillars of India Today

May 17, 2016
Friendship that has withstood time
- Akila Kannadasan, The Hindu, Coimbatore, June 24, 2012

Tamil film songs

Links to articles
September 20, 2016
Pudhiya Pagudhi - Mozhi kadandha Rasanai: Hindi paadalgalinoodae oru yaathirai
SS Vasan, The Hindu, September 16, 2016

Mar 18, 2016
Soozhal ondru paarvai irandu - un dhukkathai enakku thaa
SS Vasan, The Hindu, March 18, 2016

February 28, 2016
Soozhal ondru paarvai irandu - kallam illaa pillai ullam
SS Vasan, The Hindu, February 26, 2016

January 28, 2016
Soozhal ondru paarvai irandu - kadhaiya kelu...mudivai paaru
SS Vasan, The Hindu, January 22, 2016

Resources / Links

October 14, 2016
SriVaishnava Prabhandam & Stotras

September 30, 2016
Information on Hindu mythology, gods, festivals and customs

Thiruppugazh - Glory to Lord Muruga (updated the link)
Sri V.S. Krishnan pays tribute to the saint Arunagirinathar who composed Thiruppugazh

July 13, 2016
The Sandhyavandanam of Rig, Yajur and Sama Vedins by BV Kamesvara Aiyar
with literal translation and commentary in English
1898 edition preserved at the Harvard College library

July 13, 2016
Rangoli - how to at Vaishalis-Creations

May 14, 2016
A.P.Paraman Bhagavathar, Ayalur, Palakkad

May 12, 2016
Tamil literature - Books by Prof Dr. N Subbu Reddiar

May 10, 2016
Bheenth Chitra – tribal wall art

April 22, 2016
A Video-On-Demand Service that showcases a 5000 -Year-old civilisation where Centuries Co-exist, where Fact and Fiction, Dream and Reality, Science and Spirituality, Art and Industry merge.

February 21, 2016
Legends of the Araiyars, custodians of an ancient Vaishnavite art form

January 6, 2016
Books Digitized by IGNCA

Hindu Samskaras by Pandey, Raj Bali
Published by Vikrama Publications;  Banaras; 1949